Chris Burkard Wins Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010

Illumination © Chris Burkard / Red Bull Illume

September 9,2010 /PN - Red Bull Illume/ Enlightenment arrived at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland on August 31, as Chris Burkard was named Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010 winner at an emotional unveiling ceremony packed with photographers, competition judges, athletes and special guests.

The 24-year-old professional photographer’s image of surfer Peter Mendria riding waves on Chile’s West Coast in golden sunlight was named Overall Winner of the world’s biggest action and adventure sports photography competition out of 22,764 photos submitted to the contest by nearly 5000 photographers.

American windsurfer Robby Naish and Red Bull Cliff Diving World Champion Orlando Duque (COL) were among the guests and Irish TV star Sile Seoige hosted the ceremony while Red Bull Illume Judge Eileen Ryan of USA Today presented Burkard with the Winner’s trophy.

Burkard was presented with Leica S2 camera and lenses.

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  1. adrian says

    congrats! :) i've seen many great images in this contest.

    SunnieGalPhotography says

    Congratulations Chris!

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